The article “Visualizing the Impacts of Movement Infrastructures on Social Inclusion: Graph-Based Methods for Observing Community Formations in Contrasting Geographic Contexts” explores innovative methods for observing the impacts of roads, junctions and pathways on social inclusion. It is an open access paper, published by researchers of the University College London (UCL).
In this article, Michael Nagenborg explores how robotics can be integrated into the urban landscape and distinguishes two perspectives: (1) the responsible design and use of urban robots and (2) the robots as part of responsible urban innovations. Highlighting the spatial dimension of robots and the issue of integrating them in the urban environment, Nagenborg focuses on the concept of urban justice and questions the concept of smart city as well as the idea that maybe robots are not the answer to the needs of cities
ESRI and The Science of Where release frequent podcasts on data science, the Internet of Things, Smart Communities and other forces driving digital transformation and leveraging the power of location intelligence. Three recent podcasts on smart cities and digital transformation are very interesting: The Three Stages of Digital Transformation, How Smart Cities Drive Efficiency and Engagement with IoT and Buidling a Data-Smart City.
Editors Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell, and Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos have compiled a list of articles by researchers, industry leaders and policymakers that cover a wide spectrum of issues relating to economic and political development enabled by information and communication technology (ICT). The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities created by technological innovations that are profoundly affecting the dynamics of economic growth, promotion of democratic principles, and the protection of individual, national, and regional rights.
India has an ongoing Smart City program, launched in June 2015, which seeks to create 100 Smart Cities! This will be done by modernizing the municipal services and infrastructure of existing cities, including transportation, water and waste management, and smart grids. Such a transformation will be essential to maintain and improve living standards as more people are expected to migrate to cities in the future.
In this episode of the Digital Outliers podcast series, host Brian Solis interviews Dr. Jonathan Reichental, CIO for the City of Palo Alto, about how the evolution of digital technology at the heart of Silicon Valley offers each of us a sneak preview into the coming transformation in urban areas everywhere.
FAB City is a project launched in 2011 by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunia, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and the Fab Foundation. It is a global project aiming at the development of a new urban model for locally productive and globally connected self sufficient cities.